Washington announced they have re-signed pending restricted free agent Tom Wilson to a two year, $4MM deal. TSN’s Bob McKenzie was first with the report. Wilson will make $1.75MM in 2016-17 and $2.25MM in 2017-18. That sets up his qualifying offer to be $2.25MM in the 2018 offseason.
Wilson was the Capitals’ 1st round pick (16th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Last season, he played in all 82 regular season games, collecting seven goals and 16 assists with a team-high 163 PIMS (more than three times the amount any of of his teammates had) while averaging 12:54 per game. He also finished tenth in the league in hits with a career high 253.
Wilson also added an assist in 12 postseason contests while logging 12:01 per night.
In his career, Wilson has played in 231 games, all with the Caps, scoring 14 goals and 36 assists with 486 PIMS. He should continue to play in Washington’s bottom six while providing plenty of physical play.